In this 5th Grade lesson, you learn about the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.
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God gave us the Sacrament of Marriage to have holy families. Marriage unites one man and one woman together for life. They promise to love each other for as long as they live. They must be good husbands and wives to each other. They also must be good mothers and fathers to their children.
Marriage is unitive, procreative, and indissoluble. These words are big, but really have simple meanings. Unitive means that marriage brings together two people and makes them one. The man and woman are each half of the married couple. The husband and wife put each other above every other creature. Nothing should come between them.
Marriage is also procreative. When you create something, you make something out of nothing. God is the only One who can create. God may choose to create a new life and give that couple a child. This means the husband and wife must be open to becoming mothers and fathers. They may become parents so they can have a family of their own. They have to love and raise their children. The husband and wife need to get each other and their children to Heaven.
Marriage is also indissoluble. This means it is for life. Nobody can take it away or say it is not a marriage. Even if you went to the Pope or the President or the King, they could not get rid of the marriage. It says in St. Matthew’s Gospel, “What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder.”
In order to be really married in the Catholic Church, there are some conditions. The man and woman must be baptized Catholics. They must make vows (really serious promises) to each other. They say that they will stay together through good and bad times. They will be faithful in riches or poverty and in sickness and health. This is a promise for their whole life. The marriage ceremony takes place in the Church in the presence of a priest. If a Catholic gets married outside of the Church it is a mortal sin. They are not actually married, but live in sin.
Jesus gives the husband and wife special Graces from this Sacrament. A husband and wife receive Sacramental Graces. They also receive an increase in Sanctifying Grace from the Sacrament of Marriage. This makes the marriage holy. These Graces help them love each other, remain faithful, and raise happy children in their family. The Graces from marriage strengthen their bond. This takes the natural love between the husband and wife and makes it supernatural. It also helps the husband and wife grow in holiness in ... Please purchase this lesson to continue learning.
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